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3 x Support Worker Driver Full Time

at Walsingham Support London in London (Published at 20-01-2021)

Full-time

Hemel Hempstead

£17,550

37.5 hours per week

Closing Date: 15 February 2021

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This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to make a real difference.
We are seeking patient and compassionate support workers to join our team and provide emotional and practical assistance to our service users. The type of care you provide will be tailored to the needs of the individual. It is an incredibly varied and rewarding role, as you will be helping people we support to improve their quality of life, achieve their goals and make a very real and positive difference.

The challenging and varied role of a support worker is ideal for anyone hoping to make a positive impact on the lives of the people we support and their families. Whilst this is a very diverse role, the key focus is always on supporting a person to lead a fulfilling and more independent life.
Due to the nature of this role it would be essential for the successful candidate to hold a full UK driving licence.
Our salary levels are equal to the national living wage from £9.00 hour (depending on experience) and we also offer other benefits such as recommend a friend bonus, long service awards, 28 days? annual leave and other employee perks. We offer a range of shift times Days / Nights / Weekend working. We have vacancies for Full Time / Part Time and minimum guaranteed hours (MGH).
Requirements

  • Level 2 Social Care qualification is desirable or willingness to work towards gaining it
  • Ability to support, empower and promote the rights of people with learning disabilities
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Have a positive, non-judgemental, empathetic and sensitive approach to difficult situations
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Ability to use initiative when needed
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts across a 24 hour day, 7 day week, 365 day year rota

Responsibilities

  • To actively support person centred planning with each individual, ensuring that support plans are tailored to meet individual needs and wishes, identifying opportunities that promote growth and development for the people we support.
  • To provide support in line with individuals support plans and service aims & objectives. This may include but is not limited to personal/intimate care; support with daily living; managing finances; maintaining relationships; supporting social/community involvement; supporting education & employment and undertaking activities and holidays.
  • To actively support each individual to manage their health needs, e.g. administration of medication, attendance at appointments, supporting dietary needs and through monitoring, recording and reporting changing needs as appropriate.
  • To facilitate and empower independence by encouraging and promoting participation in all aspects of daily life, to enable the people we support to develop skills and do as much as they possibly can for themselves.
  • To develop an understanding of each person?s communication needs and styles, in order to facilitate effective communication, enabling the people we support to make their own informed choices, communicate their own wishes and be ?listened to? whatever their means of communication.
  • To be willing to take an active role in the spiritual and cultural needs of the people we support according to the individual?s beliefs, wishes and customs.
  • To ensure all support provided preserves and respects the dignity and privacy of the people we support.
  • To undertake key working responsibilities for a designated individual and/or actively participate in the key working process if required.
  • To take responsibility in ensuring that every individual we support is safeguarded from harm, abuse, and unnecessary risk.
  • To ensure appropriate care is taken in relation to the use of equipment (service and individual) and personal belongings of the people we support.

Policy, Legislation and Administration

  • To have an on-going understanding and to adhere and follow all relevant organisational policies, procedures and best practice guidelines in relation to Health and Social Care Standards, and local contractual arrangements
  • To ensure all work by both yourself and others is safely carried out within organisational policy and the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974).
  • To ensure Risk Assessments are undertaken, recorded, delivered and regularly reviewed.
  • To ensure all records are updated and maintained accurately, in line with Confidentiality and Data Protection policies, legal and contractual requirements and service level arrangements.
  • To report any significant issues, notifiable events or concerns through appropriate channels as outlined in the relevant policy and procedure.
  • To accurately record all financial transactions in line with relevant organisational policies and procedures.

Relationships & Communication

  • To develop professional relationships with colleagues, families, other stake holders; partner organisations and regulatory bodies
  • To attend external meetings as required, representing the organisation in a professional manner.
  • To work as part of a team; communicating effectively, taking responsibility for leading shifts as required; following direction from the shift leader and ensuring all necessary tasks are completed.
  • To attend and participate in team meetings, supervisions, appraisals and training as required.
  • To respect and understand people?s needs in relation to: gender (including gender identity), age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, and disability

General

  • To travel to allocated locations and if required drive service/people we support?s vehicles, completing relevant checks and records in relation to travel undertaken.
  • To undertake lone working, night sleep in duties and on-call arrangements as required in the service specification.
  • To take responsibility for your job description and an active role in determining and meeting your development needs
  • To carry out any other duties that are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, its title and are requested by the post-holder?s line manager

Responsibilities

  • To actively support person centred planning with each individual, ensuring that support plans are tailored to meet individual needs and wishes, identifying opportunities that promote growth and development for the people we support.
  • To provide support in line with individuals support plans and service aims & objectives. This may include but is not limited to personal/intimate care; support with daily living; managing finances; maintaining relationships; supporting social/community involvement; supporting education & employment and undertaking activities and holidays.
  • To actively support each individual to manage their health needs, e.g. administration of medication, attendance at appointments, supporting dietary needs and through monitoring, recording and reporting changing needs as appropriate.
  • To facilitate and empower independence by encouraging and promoting participation in all aspects of daily life, to enable the people we support to develop skills and do as much as they possibly can for themselves.
  • To develop an understanding of each person?s communication needs and styles, in order to facilitate effective communication, enabling the people we support to make their own informed choices, communicate their own wishes and be ?listened to? whatever their means of communication.
  • To be willing to take an active role in the spiritual and cultural needs of the people we support according to the individual?s beliefs, wishes and customs.
  • To ensure all support provided preserves and respects the dignity and privacy of the people we support.
  • To undertake key working responsibilities for a designated individual and/or actively participate in the key working process if required.
  • To take responsibility in ensuring that every individual we support is safeguarded from harm, abuse, and unnecessary risk.
  • To ensure appropriate care is taken in relation to the use of equipment (service and individual) and personal belongings of the people we support.

Policy, Legislation and Administration

  • To have an on-going understanding and to adhere and follow all relevant organisational policies, procedures and best practice guidelines in relation to Health and Social Care Standards, and local contractual arrangements
  • To ensure all work by both yourself and others is safely carried out within organisational policy and the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974).
  • To ensure Risk Assessments are undertaken, recorded, delivered and regularly reviewed.
  • To ensure all records are updated and maintained accurately, in line with Confidentiality and Data Protection policies, legal and contractual requirements and service level arrangements.
  • To report any significant issues, notifiable events or concerns through appropriate channels as outlined in the relevant policy and procedure.
  • To accurately record all financial transactions in line with relevant organisational policies and procedures.

Relationships & Communication

  • To develop professional relationships with colleagues, families, other stake holders; partner organisations and regulatory bodies
  • To attend external meetings as required, representing the organisation in a professional manner.
  • To work as part of a team; communicating effectively, taking responsibility for leading shifts as required; following direction from the shift leader and ensuring all necessary tasks are completed.
  • To attend and participate in team meetings, supervisions, appraisals and training as required.
  • To respect and understand people?s needs in relation to: gender (including gender identity), age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, and disability

General

  • To travel to allocated locations and if required drive service/people we support?s vehicles, completing relevant checks and records in relation to travel undertaken.
  • To undertake lone working, night sleep in duties and on-call arrangements as required in the service specification.
  • To take responsibility for your job description and an active role in determining and meeting your development needs
  • To carry out any other duties that are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job, its title and are requested by the post-holder?s line manager

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: £17,550.00 per year

Experience:

  • Care Assistant: 1 year (Required)

Licence:

  • driving Licence (Required)

Work remotely:

  • No


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